Last October, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios was looking to recast the Inhumans for their upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. Now a new report has surfaced backing this.
According to The Illuminerdi, they have learned that Red Dagger and Kamran (who is an Inhuman) are set to appear in the series. This will be the first time the Kevin Feige led Marvel Television Studios has made changes to the previously Joseph Loeb led television, as his Inhuman series that debuted and was poorly received are now all likely to reappear and be recast.
For those unfamiliar with these new characters, In the comics, Red Dagger, also known as Kareem, is a student from Khan’s neighborhood in Pakistan who operates as a costumed vigilante by night. It’s said that there will be “an undeniable romantic connection between him and Kamala” on the show.
Meanwhile, Kamran shares an Inhuman bond with Kamala and becomes her ally before ultimately betraying her. We don’t know for sure if the series will follow this comic storyline, but he is described as being a “morally corrupt Inhuman” in the breakdown, which gives a strong inkling that could be the case.
The site goes on to share that the studio is looking for Muslim actors ages 17-25 to fill these two roles. The studio is still on the hunt for Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. With production expected to begin this August, we should start hearing casting news very soon.
Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral writer, Brisha K. Ali is on board the series’ as a writer and the showrunner.
“Ms. Marvel as a comic and heroine has existed since 1976, with the character Carol Danvers using the name for her crime-fighting escapades. Several other characters have briefly taken up the mantle, and Danvers herself became Captain Marvel in 2012.”
The series will focus on the shape-shifting Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan from New Jersey; It’s is still unclear when the show will premiere, but we do know that the character will appear on the big screen post-series, likely in Captain Marvel 2
Source: The Illuminerdi